"Where Did We Come From?"
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The first LANDING family line begins with Thomas Landon/Landing (born about 1795) [nine identified generations, 71 LANDING names] who was married to Rachel Gunby Powell. I have identified five of their children. This family lived near Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland for almost 150 years. The second LANDING family line begins with William D. Landing (born about 1808 at Rehobeth, Somerset County, Maryland) [six identified generations, 106 LANDING names] who was married to Leah A. Townsend (born about 1815). I have identified 12 of their children. During the 1860s many members of this family moved to Missouri. The third LANDING family line begins with Michael Landing (born 1771-1774) [five generations identified] who was married to Sally Trehern. I have identified two of their children, there may be two other children (according to M.K. Miles in the MilesFiles at Eastern Shore Public Library) but I am still reviewing those connections. The family lived near Pocomoke City, Somerset County, Maryland. Parts of the third family moved to Tangier Island, Virginia in the 1820s and then to Mathews, Virginia in the 1850s. The first three LANDING family lines lived within 7 miles of each other. These three families are probably related but I haven't found the connection, yet!
On 7 Nov 1989 while looking in the Wicomico County Library, Salisbury, Maryland I found the book "Citizens of the Maryland Eastern Shore 1659 - 1750" by F. Edward Wright which contained the following information on pages 51 and 52
1748 Aug 31, Sep 16. The Inhabitants of Coventry Parish, Somerset and Worcester Counties. To Gov. Samuel Ogle and the Council. The petitioners have been denied the liberty of the church and the chapel of ease by Capt. John Williams, Capt. John Dennis, Capt. Sampson Wheatly, Samuel Adams, William Duett, Collins Adams, and William Smith, vestrymen and wardens of the parish; they pray that they may have free access to the Gospel at the discretion of Rev. Nataniel (Whitaker, rector). Signers: ..., Henry LANDING, ...
Henry LANDING is the oldest LANDING that I have been able to locate in Somerset and Worcester County Maryland.
Matthew Wise wrote a letter on 16 Oct 1980 to Ruth Naylor and then again on 25 July 1981. The first letter discusses the LANDONs in Somerset County, Maryland during 1750s-1840s and the second letter gives more details and draws a probable family tree from Henry Landon to Matthew Wise and Ruth Naylor. Neither one of Matthew Wise's letters mentions a Michael Landon/Landing.
Some other Maryland LANDING names in the early 1790-1800s include:
1790 US Census Worcester County MD Thomas Lamdon, page 153 in census, Image 8 of 10 on FamilySearch, one person listed (him)
In the 1800 US Census in Somerset County, Maryland, William Landing, head, two free white males under 10, two free white males 16 thru 25, 1 free white male 45 and over [William], two free white females 10 thru 15, one free white female 16 thru 25, 1 free white female 45 and over [wife?]. William lived two houses away from Michael Landon.
1803 MD 14 April 1803 William Landing marries Elizabeth Parker Saint James Parish, Anne Arundel County, MD
1810 Census Southampton, Shenandoah County, Virginia William Landing image 27 of 62
William Landing 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 female 16-25
In the Ancestry.com "War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 results for LANDING and LANDEN"
Richard Landing 23 REG'T (WILSON'S), MARYLAND MILITIA.
Zero Landing CAPT.ATKINSON'S CP., ART'Y, MARYLAND MIL.
Joseph Landing ROGER'S BATT'N, NEW YORK MILITIA.
George Landing 17 REG'T (WALLACE'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL.
Elsey Landing MAJ TISDALE'S COMMAND, NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA.
Abraham Landing 2 REG'T (SEWARDS'S) NEW JERSEY MILITIA.
Ezekel Landen 23 REG'T (WILSON'S), MARYLAND MILITIA. (26 LANDEN's listed just show MD and VA below)
George Landen 9 REG'T (HARPER'S), MARYLAND MILITIA.
James Landen 11 REG'T (PITT'S), MARYLAND MILITIA.
Joseph Landen 9 REG'T (HARPER'S), MARYLAND MILITIA.
Michael Landen 99 REG'T (BAGWELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
Samuel Landen 23 REG'T (WILSON'S), MARYLAND MILITIA.
Wyatt Landen 2 REG'T (BALLOWE'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
There are two different LANDING family lines in Georgia: the fourth LANDING family line starts with John Landing [eight identified generations, 51 LANDING names] who was born about 1784 in Georgia and was married to Celia ??????. I have identified two of seven of their children. The fifth LANDING family line starts with John A. Landing [five identified generations, 32 LANDING names] who was married to Lula Cubbage and I have identified 14 of the 18 of their children.
The sixth LANDING family line starts with Jenny Landing and her two year old son Thomas [five identified generations, 40 LANDING names] who moved from Virginia to Mississippi at the end of the Civil War. I have identified 10 of Thomas's children.
The next three LANDING family lines appear to have started in North Carolina. The seventh LANDING family line starts with Josseph J. Landing (born about 1817) [five identified generations, 27 LANDING names] in Gates County, North Carolina. I have identified two sons. The eighth LANDING family line starts with William J. Landing (born about 1813) [four identified generations, 16 LANDING names] and Susan Humphlet. The ninth LANDING family line starts with K. L. (Kel) Landing (born 15 Oct 1863, died 7 Dec 1923) [three generations, 4 LANDING names].
The seventh, eighth, and ninth LANDING family lines start in North Carolina about the same time period. They may be connected but I haven't been able to find the connection.
The eleventh LANDING family line starts with William Henry Landing (born 23 Aug 1836, probably Pennsylvania) [six identified generations, 36 LANDING names] married to Celia Theordosia Hawley. I have identified five of their children.